Limiting crypto helped the Texas power grid weather a heat wave

Posted on AllSides July 15th, 2022
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As a blistering heat wave smothered Texas this week and taxed the power grid with record-high demand, bitcoin mining operators in the state shut down their electricity-guzzling machines.

Complying with requests from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas — the grid operator that asked businesses and residents to voluntarily conserve electricity during the heat wave — nearly all industrial-scale mining in the state powered down, according to the Texas Blockchain Council, an industry association.

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